NIS arrests officer for collecting large amount from applicants, C-G vows not to spare him



The Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, has kick-started the process for reconsidering the dispersed 2000 officers and men who were unilaterally and illegally recruited into the service in 2015, adding that it has so far dispensed with the superintendent cadre.
A statement issued yesterday by the Service PRO, E.S King DCI, reports that the Comptroller-General of Immigrations, CGI, Mohammed Babandede MFR, stated that the process commenced on Monday, as he warned officers and men of the service to desist from all fraudulent activities while the process lasts.

Babandede disclosed that an officer, whose name was not given, has been arrested for collecting large sum of money from some of the applicants and promised that he would not spare the officer.

He, therefore, warned personnel of the Service against collecting money from applicants promising to assist them in the screening process or even promising job offers they knew was not feasible, asserting that any personnel caught in the act would be shown the way out.

The CGI further announced, in the statement, that the NIS contact centre would be launched in two weeks’ time for test-run by officers and men and would be open to the general public subsequently.

He charged officers and men to desist from all forms of corruption because the contact centre would expose them.

He also announced that twenty-eight new CERPAC centres would be launched next month across the federation, which would bring NIS services closer to the public in line with global best practice, adding that the development would make it mandatory for all expatriates to appear in the CERPAC centres for biometric capturing before they would be issued with CERPAC cards.

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